- Human Behavior and Social Inequality
- Sociology of Urban and Regional Development
- Residential Segregation and Environmental Conditioning
- Population and Participation
- Research on Conflicts and Violence
Project work and field research:
2007 Research Assistant, EU-Projekt ‚IntegraRef – Local Community & Refugees. Fostering Social Integration‘, founded by the European Commission and the European Refugee Fond, Institute for Comparative Social Sciences (NGO), Berlin, Germany.
2006/07 EU-Project Equal – “EU Community Initiative' against inequality within the labour market”. Councelling service and diverse professional seminars. Founded by der European Social Fond, ‚Respect‘: Integration for Migrants (NGO), Berlin.
2006 Project assistant, Workshop „The Jews, the Arabs and the Others“ (Lyon): Methods for mediation in intercultural conflicts, funded by the “German-French Youth-Foundation“ (DFJW), carried out by ‘Respect’: Integration for Migrants (NGO, Berlin), CCO Villeurbanne (NGO, Lyon), Beit Hagefen (NGO, Haifa).
2005 Research assistant, Study „Neukölln – Troubles and Potentials of an Berlin Borough. An Outline“, funded by the Freudenberg-Foundation, carried out by ‘Society for Democratic Culture’ (NGO), Berlin.
2004/05 Short-Movie"Das Leben klappert wie eine Draisine" (26min): Field Research in Berlin und St. Petersburg, funded by the Free University Berlin, Institute for Sociology, Research-Internship durch die Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Soziologie.